For this Thursdays episode of the ‘Notions’ series I thought I’d talk a little about one of the Tutorials I have come across in the last week. This will start an occasional ‘Series within a Series’ as I’d like to start sharing some of the sewing discoveries I have made. Not only does this spread the blogging love, it’ll give you all an insight into the different Blogs I follow, and the magnitude of advice I encounter on a daily basis!
These often support the techniques I am teaching, writing and posting about myself.
First up, this wonderful Tutorial from Colette on adapting a pattern to add in Tucks. This is a technique covered in my forthcoming Zine Darts, Tucks, Pleats and Gathers so this will be handy if you, like me, love this type of one off bespoke detailing…
I am intending to use this detailing as a way to shape the Shirt after I have made it. The pattern is a little too large and I intend to place three or more tucks at the Centre Front to reduce the Shirts size to fit. I also think I shall have to place a couple darts at the waist to I may ‘fan’ the Tucks into the Darts, but that is a whole other story!
Above left is the original pattern, and on the right is the adapted pattern with Tucks.
For the tutorial you need:
Violet pattern and necessary supplies (fabric etc), Ruler, Pen, Two colours of Chalk Pencil, Tape and Thread.
Click on the above image for the Tutorial which, if a little pink for my tastes, is simple and easy to follow but will produce a unique garment.
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